Archive for September 2020

Dirt vs Soil

I watched an excellent documentary entitled, “Kiss the Ground.” I wonder how many of you know the difference between dirt and soil? The show is on Netflix and well worth the time to watch. Rotational grazing and the NRCS were two of my passions when I lived on the farm. It is more important than…

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Continuing

There are days when you wonder. I thought I had nothing to do after dropping my granddaughter back at her house. I came home and have been busy ever since. In fact, I’m now writing because I am putting off one project I started earlier that wasn’t going well. You know how that goes. Procrastination.…

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Planting for the Future

A couple of technical triumphs on the remote schooling front. One was my granddaughters and one was mine; both were done without her folks helping us. Yay. True high-five moments. I am also enjoying listening to all the cool stuff she’s learning in science.  My bulbs arrived and I went right to work planting (after…

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Little Things

Monday mornings aren’t very fun. We had to figure out the new (yes they changed it once again!) calendar for this week. They say this is the calendar for the rest of the year. The problem being – last Friday one of the teachers posted a calendar that wasn’t right and has since been changed.…

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My Wish

Another week survived. More glitches in the world of remote learning figured out. Less meltdowns and frustration, although huge numbers of assignments tend to rile the dander just a bit. The flowers are still beautiful in the yard. Nothing to complain about. Ha! My wish for the world right now is no wild fires and…

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Fire & Ice

The high 90s heat and smoke came back. The fire flared up – again, and the wind shifted direction – again, doubling the size (over a hundred thousand acres as I write this). Luckily, however, we are getting a freeze and snow for two days. Lovely. I can only pray the snow puts the fire…

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Treasure

So, I haven’t found any Murder Hornets in my yard, but I did have two nests of wasps which are definitely not high on my “like” list. They have been annihilated, destroyed, removed, and are no longer growing under the eves of my house. Bees in the flowers are fine, wasps are not welcome.  My…

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Red Alert

I saw a great post the other day. “I’m not buying a planner for 2021 until I see a trailer.” How funny, sad, and true. Who would have opted for 2020 if they’d known what was coming? A great line from my favorite movie, “Out of Africa” was paraphrased something like this. “The world is…

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